88th Edition: October 12, 2018

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

Quarter Exam Time!

And just like that, we are at Quarter 1 Exams! For our Freshmen, this will be their first experience with multiple exams within the two examination days. For our Seniors - this time next year - many will be gearing up for mid-terms at college before their fall break!

For those new to Marian Central - Quarter Exams are spread out over two school days. Day 1 is a regular-length day. Students will be taking exams in periods 1, 3, 7, and 9. The other class periods on Day 1 are regular classes (no exam.) Day 2 of Quarter Exams is three-periods long: periods 2, 4-6, and 8. School will dismiss at 10:37 am, and the Durham buses will pick up shortly after that dismissal. The cafeteria is open in the AM of Day 2 so students are welcome to grab breakfast items and do a little early-morning studying!

Have a wonderful FALL WEATHER weekend!

WEEK AT-A-GLANCE October 13 - 19, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

9:30 am - 3:00 pm: Fall Production Lighting Crew

10:30 am: Boys FS Football vs Marist

11:00 am: Boys Varsity Soccer vs Johnsburg IHSA 1A Regional Championship

Monday, October 15, 2018

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

8:00 am: Principal's Coffee in Cafeteria - Come Join Us!

4th - 6th pds: Confessions in Chapel

8th pd: Univ. of St. Thomas (MN) rep in Guidance

9th pd: Northwestern Univ. rep in Guidance

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

2nd pd: Texas Christian Univ. rep in Guidance

3rd pd: Loyola Univ. Chicago rep in Guidance

4th - 6th pds: Adoration in Chapel

2:30 pm: Confession in Chapel

7:00 pm: Notre Dame Univ. Information Night in Auditorium

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

1st pd: Illinois Wesleyan Univ. rep in Guidance


3rd pd: St. Anthony College of Nursing rep in Guidance

8th pd: St. Ambrose Univ. rep in Guidance

9th pd: Indiana University, Bloomington rep in Guidance

2:30 pm: Confession in Chapel

Thursday, October 18 , 2018 - Quarter 1 Exams (FULL DAY OF SCHOOL)

EXAMS Periods 1, 3, 7, 9

7:45 am - Daily Mass in Chapel

4th - 6th Pds: Adoration during all lunches in Chapel

Friday, October 19, 2018 - Quarter 1 Exams (Dismissal at 10:40 am)

EXAMS Periods 2, 4-6, 8

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

10:30 - 3:00 pm: Marian Cares Event in Landers Pavilion

Check out our detailed Athletic Calendar for all practice times, team dinners, and "Away" games for this week!

For a detailed calendar of all MCCHS Clubs & Organizations meetings and events, please see our Clubs & Organizations Website!

Athletics Updates!

Girls Varsity Tennis take on Antioch in tonight's IHSA 1A Sectionals!

Any athletes advancing at tonight's matches will play again tomorrow morning at Antioch! Good luck Lady Canes!

Boys Soccer in IHSA 1A Regional Championship Game TOMORROW MORNING!

Come out and this Saturday, October 13 and cheer on your Boys Soccer team in the IHSA 1A Regional Championship at 11:00 AM. Marian Central vs. Johnsburg. Admission $5.00 (no family athletic passes or student passes permitted)

Interested in Joining the Winter Cheerleading Squad?

Any girls interest in joining Cheerleading for the winter season please contact Coach Kimmi Randazzo at

Date Change for Winter Sports Parents Meeting!

The Winter Sports parent meeting has been changed to Wednesday, October 24th 7:00 PM! See you there!

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Join Principal Novy at the quarterly PRINCIPAL'S COFFEE on MONDAY, OCT. 15th at 8am in Cafeteria

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year, and a special welcome to families new to Marian Central!

Principal's Coffee was designed to invite parents to come and hear about what new things are brewing at Marian. It also allows parents to discuss ideas, concerns, and perspectives with regards to our school.

Please consider attending our first Principal's Coffee of the year, meet other parents, and talk with the Principal directly, all in the hopes of making Marian a stand-out from other high schools; providing the highest academics, spiritual guidance, and social/emotional support possible to our students.


Notre Dame Information Night - October 16th!

October 16

Notre Dame Information Night with Chris Perkins - Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

7:00 p.m. - Auditorium

All families welcome

Parent Association Meeting: OCTOBER 17th at 7:00 pm!

Come JOIN US at our next Parent Association Meeting on October 17th at 7:00 pm in the Annex (building next to the chapel)

ALSO - we are looking for parent-volunteers to help us host the 8th grade/Freshmen Activity Night on October 20th! This is a wonderful event, running from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm, and we offer great activities (pedestal jousting, etc) DJ, and open gym for our local 8th graders and Freshmen!

Anyone available to help with this event, please contact Lori Lee:


Tuition Payments Due!

A reminder to all families - tuition payments started this month (due the first of each month). If you have not made your quarterly or monthly payment yet, please send in a check or make your payment online. Tuition statements will be mailed out again next week. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Murwin at Thank you!


A yearbook becomes priceless as time passes and cherished moments fade as the years go by. In twenty years, we will need the yearbook to relive, remember and respect the moments that were so defining to us in high school.

If you order a 2018-2019 Yearbook by the end of the day November 1st, you will receive our discounted price of $70! After November 1st, the yearbook prices will go up to $80!!

BUT WAIT—THERE’S MORE! If you order a yearbook, you will receive a FREE autograph insert THIS May to pass around and have friends sign! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Please send a check (payable to Marian Central) for $70, or call Mrs. Murwin at (815) 338-4220 with your credit card information.

If you don't recall purchasing a 2018-2019 Yearbook, please email and we will check our records.


The Memorare Advisers, Editors, & Staff

Calling all 5th - 8th Graders! DIGITAL ATHLETIC PASS NOW AVAILABLE!

Want to attend Marian home athletic events for free? (Excluding IHSA Playoff Games) Save this image of the Virtual Athletic Pass to your phone (or parent's phone!) and show it at the box office for any Marian Central home sporting event!

Or, CLICK HERE to access the Virtual Athletic Pass and save to your phone!


I’m pleased to announce some exciting changes coming to the Guidance Office at MCCHS!

As of Friday, September 28th, college admission counselors can now schedule times to visit MCCHS electronically using RepVisits. RepVisits will allow Mrs. Diamond to publish our fall and spring visit schedules easily and quickly, allowing college admissions counselors the ability to sign up for visits to Marian with the click of a button. I on-boarded RepVisits at my former school in the Fall of 2017, and the number of colleges that visited us that fall increased from roughly 70-80 to almost 120. We’ve already had exciting movement with RepVisits this fall here at Marian, with schools like Texas Christian University, Texas A&M, and Northwestern University all slated to visit after finding us on RepVisits!

Another big change is coming to the way Marian students can engage with the college search process. Our office is adopting a web-based program called SCOIR (pronounced “Score”). Some of the features of this program include:

  • An engaging college search tool that allows students to search for colleges that fit their unique personal and academic interests.
  • The ability for students to follow college admission offices’ social media accounts so they can receive personalized news and information about schools in a relevant way.
  • The ability for parents to follow along and participate in their children’s college search and selection processes.
  • A central communication platform that’ll allow me and the other school counselors to reach students and parents (individually and in groups) with useful tips and important information about the college search process.
  • A vehicle for Mrs. Diamond to submit transcript and letters of recommendation to colleges electronically all at once.

In Spring 2019, SCOIR will launch an interest inventory that Marian students can use in partnership with YouScience. This will add another dimension to the college search process by allowing students to explore the world of work as they explore potential college fits.

Since our transition to SCOIR involves the transfer of student as well as parent data, parents will receive a letter shortly with more detailed information highlighting what specific student and parent data will be transfered to SCOIR for use in the program. Parents will also be given an option to opt out of having their individual data transferred into the program.

Our goal is to launch SCOIR for use by the current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors at the beginning of the Spring 2019 semester.

The Guidance Team and I look forward to seeing how these new tools will provide more exposure to the world of college and career for our students as well as an easy way for more colleges to visit us and meet them!


Jim Stamatakos

College Counselor


Tuesday, October 23rd

All Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors will be photographed

Please click here for a printable Order Form

Order Forms are also available in the School Office

All students must follow the uniform guidelines for 2nd quarter (sweater season).

Please refer to the student handbook for uniform guidelines


Come and celebrate all that you do to support your grandchildren at Grandparents Mass! Join us on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8:55 a.m. in Landers Pavilion (main gym). After Mass, we will have a brief reception in the commons followed by a tour of the school.

Click HERE for a detailed letter explaining this wonderful celebration! We hope to see your family there!

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